If you just got a weight loss surgery you should postpone having a baby. A new study showed that women who get pregnant less than 2 years after getting weight loss surgery have a higher risk of having less healthy babies.
Obesity can cause infertility problems and this is why more and more women get weight loss surgery, to have a baby. The problem is that it is not safe for women to get pregnant fast after having this type of surgery.
Women who underwent a weight loss surgery can give birth to smaller than normal babies that have problems and need intensive care. They can also have premature babies which have more issues and are more sensitive compared to those born from mothers who did not undergo the procedure.
“Risks to the infant are highest in the first three years after an operation, and diminish over time,” said lead study author Dr. Brodie Parent of the University of Washington in Seattle.
If you want to get pregnant after having a surgery of this type you need to wait a bit longer in order to have a healthy, normal baby.
Around the world, 1.9 billion people are obese or overweight. Being overweight or obese can have an impact on your health. It can cause problems from heart diseases to diabetes.
More and more people need to lose weight and they choose a weight loss surgery because it lasts longer than other alternatives like exercising and dieting. Despite the fact that it last longer, it has some risks too. If you have this surgery you can have an infection and it can lead to malnutrition as well.
For this study, researchers analyzed data from 1,859 women who gave birth and previously had a weight loss surgery. They also analyzed 8,437 women who did not have surgery.
The findings showed that babies who were born from women who had surgery were more likely to be premature (57%) than those born from women who did not have surgery. Also, babies that were born after their mothers had surgery were more likely to be small (93 %). The mothers who had this type of surgery before they gave birth were likely to have babies who spend more time in intensive care because they are either premature or too small.
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